Technology


Explore the world of Android phone apps. Learn about the vast range of easily downloadable apps for travel, education, entertainment, banking, investing, photography and much, much more! Learn to use and assess your downloaded apps: you should be familiar with basic phone functions. Bring your Android smartphone that is less than 2 years old to work on and enjoy in this course. Your device might be manufactured by LG, Ericsson, Samsung, LTE, Motorola, Huawei, Nokia, Sony, Alcatel, AT&T or others. Skill Level B
Love to travel? Your smart device, along with some smart little apps, can help you plan the perfect trip and make the most of the places you visit. Going to a new city? Apps can suggest restaurants, lodging and places to visit. Discover great apps for U.S. travel. Explore apps such as TripIt, Google Translate, TripAdvisor and others. Bring your fully charged and updated smartphone (iPhone or Android) and/or iPad to class for hands-on exploration. Skill Level B

Take your documents, forms and flyers to a new level as you learn about formatting documents with headers, footers, table of contents, and using tables in surprising ways. Bring in your own MS Word projects to get insights on how to improve design elements. Part of the class will be working on your own projects or choosing a template to produce a completed project. You should already have a working knowledge of basic features of MS Word, fundamentals of the Windows operating system, and good computer and keyboard skills. Skill Level C course.
Amateur snapshot or skillfully prepared digital photograph? Develop an appreciation for how great photographs are created as we survey the work of some noted photographers. Examine and practice the process of planning, composition, camera settings, shooting, enhancing digital photographs, and camera and software selection. Bring your digital camera capable of manual settings and access to photo editing software such as Lightroom or Photoshop Elements.

SKILL LEVEL B

Social media dominates the news and increasingly the lives of those around us, especially our younger family and friends. Sit back and watch or dive in as we play with four popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Learn how each works, what the desktop and mobile interfaces look like, how to set up an account and find friends. We'll also discuss privacy and other security concerns associated with each of these apps. SKILL LEVEL A
Spreadsheets make organizing and keeping lists, inventories, gas mileage, and any information easy! We'll use Excel 2013, but what you will learn applies to any spreadsheet program. Practice the basic functions involved in the creation, development and modification of spreadsheets. Excel's options allow you to expand and create more complex spreadsheets. Please bring a flash drive to class. SKILL LEVEL B
Explore the Notes app which enables you to collect all your thoughts, images, videos, links, lists, locations and more all in one place, and sync them across all your Apple devices. We will plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a favorite city as an in-class project. Bring your own iPad or iPhone: larger screens are preferable! Your iDevices should be updated to iOS 9 (for older iPads) and iOS 11 for the rest: iOS 11 adds some neat features to Notes! Bring your fully charged device to class. Skill Level B

Want to become more proficient in using your iPhone? We'll review your iPhone's basic features and build on them so that you will eventually take command of your phone. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Messages, Siri, Contacts, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Cameras, Photos, Music, Maps, the Apple Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPhone 5S or newer with the latest operating system, iOS 11, installed and updated. Bring your fully-charged phone to class. Skill Level A & B
The most popular camera in the world is in your iPhone. Discover your iPhone's photo and video-shooting capabilities so that you can take billboard-quality shots. Learn key steps to better iPhone photography, then practice editing your photos using photo editing extensions available from the App Store. iPad owners will also benefit from this course. Bring your iPhone 5S or newer, updated to the iOS 11.x operating system. Bring your own charged and updated deviceSKILL LEVEL B

Have you migrated from a Windows PC to the Apple Mac? Let us introduce you to essential elements and features of High Sierra, the latest macOS. Customize and navigate your Mac with System Preferences, Finder, the dock and Spotlight. Utilize features like iCloud, App Store, and Siri and essential applications such as Mail, Messages, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Maps and Preview. We will also discuss setup essentials like backup and printing. SKILL LEVEL A
Do more with your digital photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14. We'll work with layers, using and modifying photos, adding text, borders and shapes to create panoramas and collage books. You should have completed OLLI-USF's "Editing Your Digital Photos" and own a copy of Elements for practice at home. Skill Level B
Need friendly, one-on-one help with, or advice on your technology? Bring in your smartphone, tablet (Apple/Android), or your laptop (Mac/Windows), and give our friendly tech instructors a chance to assess the issue, help you resolve it and even show you a few things about your device. We'll schedule a one hour appointment with you where we provide simple coaching on one device or a specific application, or help you resolve those burning "why does that happen when I do this" conundrums. We will not be repairing devices. All Skill Levels
Discover Apple's powerful, feature-filled Photos app. Organize your photos into albums. Edit your photos by enhancing their color and light, selecting the best part of a photo, removing red-eye and lots more. Take advantage of Photos' more advanced features, such as using Faces and Places, emailing pictures, creating a calendar or a slideshow, and sending pictures to social media. Learn how to trim videos shot with cameras, smart phones or iPads. OLLI's lab computers will be used.

SKILL LEVEL B

The "Safe and Secure Online" program is offered through the Center for Cyber Safety and Education , a non-profit charitable trust that aims to empower the public to secure their online life by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community. This presentation, developed for older adults, covers topics such as identification of and protection from online scams, social networking safety, online identity and image protection, and computer safety.

SKILL LEVEL A

Managing our passwords has become a major challenge. Choosing strong passwords and updating them regularly is one of the easiest steps you can take to avoid unauthorized purchases or identity theft. We will discuss how to make strong passwords that are resistant to hacking yet easy to remember.

In the second half of the class, we will discuss shoring up our digital defenses with password manager software and try out a popular one called LastPass. OLLI's lab computers will be used in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B

What is a blog and why would you want to create one? A frequently updated online personal journal, a blog is a place to express yourself to the world: share your thoughts, your business, your passions or your causes. Learn about blogs in this short, focused workshop; what blogs are, how to decide what to write, and how to create one. SKILL LEVEL B
Another September, another iOS! Learn what's new with iOS version 11 for your iPad and iPhone. New features like persistent dock, Instant Markup, Instant Notes, Indoor Maps, QuickType keyboard, and Siri translation will be covered. Bring your fully charged iDevice updated to iOS 11. Note: Only iPhones 5 or newer, iPads 4th generation or newer, or iPad Minis 3 or newer will benefit from this class, as those are the only iDevices which can install iOS 11.

SKILL LEVEL B

Develop confidence and solve your Windows 10 computer mysteries! We'll discuss navigating some settings, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance, networking, and ways of solving common problems. Learn how to update hardware, and use third-party programs to act as your simplified agent to maintain the system, along with gaining insight into the Windows 10 operating system (OS). You should be familiar with Windows 7 or higher.

SKILL LEVEL C

This class is for beginning students who have Windows 10 on their home computers. Step-by-step instructions and hands-on practice introduce new users to a computer, its keyboard, mouse and the new Windows 10 operating system. Use of simple programs and guided Internet practice will build confidence as well as skills.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be prepared for Windows 10 Personal Computing for Intermediate Users. OLLI's lab computers will be used in this course.

SKILL LEVEL A

Upgrade your previous Windows experience to get the most out of the new Windows 10 operating system. Reacquaint yourself with Settings, the navigation pane, meet Cortana, and the new Edge browser. Learn about newer features, such as the expanded Windows ribbons and apps and how to customize your PC. Conduct routine maintenance with disk cleanup and defragmentation. You will be working on OLLI's lab computers in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B